Friday, November 02, 2018

Remembrance Day 2018

In Flanders Fields  -  SOLD
12 x 36 
oil on canvas

The gallery season is over and after all the taking down of paintings, packing personal effects and moving back to the city, there is a transition to "civilian" life again.   Of course that doesn't last long as exhibitions, new paintings and events leading up to Christmas take over from day to day gallery life. But  before that, my concentration is on November 11th - Remembrance or Armistice Day in Canada.

Fallen - SOLD
8" x 10" 
Oil on Panel  
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Each year I create a small painting of a red poppy for Remembrance Day in honour of my great uncle who died in WWI and of those who fought and died in World War I and II and those still serving in peacekeeping and conflicts around the world.  Poppies are the only flower that I paint and only for Armistice Day, as my subjects are usually boats and water.

Survivor - SOLD
6" x 8"
oil on panel

This year I started earlier than usual with a larger painting.  "In Flanders Fields" is 12" x 36" and sold before I shared it on social media.  So I painted my usual smaller one and then one slightly larger.  Survivor has sold but Fallen is still available along with a couple of others from previous years.  You can view details of them in my webstore.